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7th period classes are requested through a separate Google form submission process only.  Requests cannot be submitted through Student Access.  Look for instructions and deadlines in e-news.

This course meets the NW Studies Milestone for Graduation Requirements.

Learning Recommendations: None         

General Description: This is a state-required course for those who have not taken Northwest Studies in grades 7 or 8. Northwest Studies surveys the history, geography and economy of the Pacific Northwest, including Native American cultures and the development of Washington territory through statehood. Current issues, including trade with Pacific Rim nations, are included.

Content:  The course uses primary and secondary documents and the history text to develop critical thinking, note-taking and written and oral language skills. Units of study will include Defining the Pacific Northwest, Indigenous People, Euro-Explorers, Traders & Immigration, 19th Century Northwest, 20th Century Northwest and Contemporary Northwest.

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Visual document analysis using graphs, charts, written documents, political cartoons and photographs
  • Non-fiction text reading and outlining.

Homework:  Students can work on their unit packets in class or at home on their own time. 

Format:  This class meets twice a week for 1 hour.  Students are given an entire semester to complete the required coursework and dates of completion will vary by student, as this class is self-paced.

Length/Credit:  This is a semester long course for .5 credit.